Caffe Italia Ristorante

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For over thirty years, the Romeo family has been providing our community with a taste of old world classics which have been passed down through generations originating in Calabria and Naples Italy. Our parents, the founders of Caffé Italia, Joseph and Joanne Romeo, have taken great pride in creating the finest quality cuisine prepared and served in a manner which is found in a traditional Italian household. To obtain maximum precision in reaching this quest, every single entrée is cooked to order. This manner of cooking enables our customers to enjoy our dishes “the Romeo way”, coupled with the opportunity to request or create their own. Our menu selections range from traditional Italian classics such as Zuppa Di Pesce, Swordfish Marechiaro, and Veal Parmigiana to our customer inspired signature dishes such as Fussili Seminerio, Veal Luciana, and Sea Bass Antonio. Come and visit us at the Caffé, “It’s just like coming home”!

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$$

So excited to ring in the New Year with Family and Friends both old and new. Cheers to the new year filled with new mome...
12/31/2018

So excited to ring in the New Year with Family and Friends both old and new. Cheers to the new year filled with new moments, new adventures, new lessons, new memories, new challenges and new opportunities! Should old acquaintance be forgot. And never brought to mind.

May all the blessings of joy, peace and hope shine on you and those near and dear this Christmas! Buon Natale from your ...
12/25/2018

May all the blessings of joy, peace and hope shine on you and those near and dear this Christmas! Buon Natale from your Caffe Italia Family!

We will be closed 12/25-12/27 and will resume regular business hours on Friday 12/28.

Vic DiBitetto stopped by the Caffe tonight for some good eats before the show.
12/23/2018

Vic DiBitetto stopped by the Caffe tonight for some good eats before the show.

Love my work sons!😊 Joey and Hayden, thanks for always bringing a smile to my face at work!🙌❤
12/19/2018

Love my work sons!😊 Joey and Hayden, thanks for always bringing a smile to my face at work!🙌❤

50th Birthday Party Celebration at the Caffe. Happy Birthday Chris! We feel extremely honored that we were able to be ap...
12/15/2018

50th Birthday Party Celebration at the Caffe. Happy Birthday Chris! We feel extremely honored that we were able to be apart of your special day with your family and friends!❤

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at CI. 🎄🎅🎁🇮🇹🙌
12/04/2018

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at CI. 🎄🎅🎁🇮🇹🙌

This holiday season give the gift of bringing friends and family together to share good conversation while enjoying a de...
12/03/2018

This holiday season give the gift of bringing friends and family together to share good conversation while enjoying a delicious Italian meal prepared by our family. "It's just like coming home". Caffe Italia gift cards are available for purchase on line through our website at www.caffeitaliaalbany.com.

Blast from the past! Im guessing early 90's. 🙌❤🇮🇹 #oldschoolitalian #lovebeingitalian #authenticitalianfood
11/27/2018

Blast from the past! Im guessing early 90's. 🙌❤🇮🇹 #oldschoolitalian #lovebeingitalian #authenticitalianfood

There is so much joy to be found in gathering with family, friends, and/or community to prepare and share a meal togethe...
11/21/2018

There is so much joy to be found in gathering with family, friends, and/or community to prepare and share a meal together. We are so blessed, thankful and grateful to be able to be a part of so many memorable and meaningful gatherings, daily, through our labor of love. ❤

We would love for you to share with us what you are thankful and grateful for.

Wishing everyone a very joyful Thanksgiving from your Caffe' Italia Family! Felice giorno del Ringraziamento!

11/05/2018

Birthday shout out to Jimmy Coluccio who has dedicated much of his life to being apart of our Caffe Italia Family. Always willing to go the extra mile, share his knowledge and passion for the work we do, lend a helping hand anytime/anyplace it is needed and bring his awesome sense of humor to the table everyday. We are most grateful to have shared these years together. Happy birthday! Cheers to 60 years kid! 🇮🇹❤🎉

We will be closed on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st and will resume regular business hours on Thursday, November 1st...
10/30/2018

We will be closed on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st and will resume regular business hours on Thursday, November 1st. Have fun!🎃👻

We feel so honored and thankful to be included in the I Love NY 11 Best Places for Pasta in New York! #laboroflove #ital...
10/18/2018
11 of the Best Places for Pasta in New York

We feel so honored and thankful to be included in the I Love NY 11 Best Places for Pasta in New York! #laboroflove #italianfamilytraditions https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/best-pasta-places-in-new-york-state/

You already know that New York is the best state for pizza, but today, we're focusing on another famous carb + sauce Italian-inspired dish. You guessed it, we're talking pasta, and New York has bowls and bowls of it—including its very own regional specialty. From affordable local gems to a double ...

Things that make you go Mmmmmm! 🇮🇹❤ #laboroflove #authenticitalian #calabresestyle #napoletanastyle #lovebeingit...
10/16/2018

Things that make you go Mmmmmm! 🇮🇹❤ #laboroflove #authenticitalian #calabresestyle #napoletanastyle #lovebeingitalian

Danielle Corellis has out done herself with this Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. Getting rave reviews. Simply amazing! Thank ...
09/14/2018

Danielle Corellis has out done herself with this Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. Getting rave reviews. Simply amazing! Thank you for sharing a bit of your sweetness with all of us. 🙌❤

The stars must have been alligned in our favor today!!🙌🙌 What could have taken nearly a week to repair and inspect...
09/06/2018

The stars must have been alligned in our favor today!!🙌🙌 What could have taken nearly a week to repair and inspect took mere hours!!🙏🙏 Thank you Devin Pratt from Ungerman Electric, National Grid and The City of Albany Inspector for working together so quickly to get us back up and running. 👊💪❤We are most grateful!! Thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding and support! We will resume our regular business hours tomorrow!

We will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3rd. and Tuesday Sept. 4th in observance of Labor day. We will re-open on Wednesday, ...
09/03/2018

We will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3rd. and Tuesday Sept. 4th in observance of Labor day. We will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 5th. Summer is behind us and Autumn joys are just ahead. Happy Labor Day!!

Joey Brennan mastering is Barista skills. 🇮🇹
09/01/2018

Joey Brennan mastering is Barista skills. 🇮🇹

This mornings pickins. ❤🇮🇹🙌#organicgarden #gardenlove
08/01/2018

This mornings pickins. ❤🇮🇹🙌#organicgarden #gardenlove

Jim Kelly's visit to the Caffe in 1996.
07/25/2018

Jim Kelly's visit to the Caffe in 1996.

Ghost peppers anyone?  Can hardly wait for the tomatoes to ripen! Garden love!!❤🇮🇹🐝🍅
07/16/2018

Ghost peppers anyone? Can hardly wait for the tomatoes to ripen! Garden love!!❤🇮🇹🐝🍅

This mornings bounty! ❤🇮🇹
07/16/2018

This mornings bounty! ❤🇮🇹

Today we celebrate and express gratitude for all of the honorable Father's and influential men in our lives!  Buona fest...
06/17/2018

Today we celebrate and express gratitude for all of the honorable Father's and influential men in our lives! Buona festa del Papa! Happy Father's Day!❤🇮🇹

We will be closed for vacation from Sunday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 11th for a little rest, relaxation, and quality ...
06/16/2018

We will be closed for vacation from Sunday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 11th for a little rest, relaxation, and quality time with our families. We will return to our regular business hours on Thursday, July 12th. If you need to contact us please feel free to message us on facebook or email us at [email protected]. See you soon!

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime! 🌞🇮🇹
06/06/2018

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime! 🌞🇮🇹

Here comes the sun.....little darlin....and I say it's all right!!🇮🇹
06/06/2018

Here comes the sun.....little darlin....and I say it's all right!!🇮🇹

Wow! Time sure does fly!
06/01/2018

Wow! Time sure does fly!

Caffe Italia Ristorante
06/01/2018

Caffe Italia Ristorante

Today we honor and celebrate all of the influential, nuturing and loving women in our lives!  Happy Mother's Day from yo...
05/13/2018

Today we honor and celebrate all of the influential, nuturing and loving women in our lives! Happy Mother's Day from your Caffe Italia Family!❤🇮🇹

Thank you Albany!! 🇮🇹❤
05/05/2018
Readers' favorite dishes from Albany restaurants

Thank you Albany!! 🇮🇹❤

This is the second in a four-part series spotlighting readers' favorite restaurant dishes in Capital Region cities. The series began last month with Troy restaurants, continues today with Albany, and will return in June with readers' favorites from Saratoga Springs restaurants and, in July, Schenect...

A beautiful day for dining outdoors! Salute 🇮🇹 🌞
05/02/2018

A beautiful day for dining outdoors! Salute 🇮🇹 🌞

Look who got engaged.....Congrats to Kayla and Sean!!  Feeling very honored that you chose to share this special moment ...
04/21/2018

Look who got engaged.....Congrats to Kayla and Sean!! Feeling very honored that you chose to share this special moment with your Caffe Italia Family and amongst friends! Wishing you both love and happiness!!❤❤

Ask and you shall receive!  Peanut Butter Pie back by popular demand!!❤🇮🇹 😋
04/17/2018

Ask and you shall receive! Peanut Butter Pie back by popular demand!!❤🇮🇹 😋

Look who's training in the kitchen tonight.
04/16/2018

Look who's training in the kitchen tonight.

Tonights special, created by Chef Maria Perry.  Veal DiBosco: Veal medallions sautted with diced garden tomato, fresh ar...
04/16/2018

Tonights special, created by Chef Maria Perry. Veal DiBosco: Veal medallions sautted with diced garden tomato, fresh arugala, wild mushrooms, finished in a sherry wine reduction sauce. Melt in your mouth yum!! ❤🇮🇹

Spring is in the air at Caffe Italia!!❤🇮🇹
04/04/2018

Spring is in the air at Caffe Italia!!❤🇮🇹

03/25/2018

D G from Connecticut recently wrote a review on Yelp that we would like to share. We are so grateful for the time and care this person took to express such kind and thoughtful words!! We are truly passionate and extremely proud of being given the honor of sharing our Italian culture with all that walk through our door!!❤🇮🇹 Labor of love and purpose!! Mille grazie!! Please read below.

"If you died and went to heaven and sat at the table for dinner with the saints , this is what the food would taste like.

Look, no doubt you know Italian food. How could you not? If you grew up in America, it has been the default choice for food with flavor for at least a hundred years. In my high school cafeteria, there were two lines for lunch, the choice of the day, and the meatball grinder(sub, hero, regional name ) line . Choice of the day line. No wait. Meatball grinder line, out the door , down the hall.

And so you know, there's Italian, and then there's Italian. And Caffe Italia is at the very pinnacle of the best Italian food you will have ever had. Period. Anywhere. Including New York City. Including even Brooklyn. I mean, melt in your mouth flavors so rich, you can hardly believe it is possible. Really.

It is now the second generation running the place (but the recipes go back many more generations) . And it is as perfect as it was when I first started going there on trips to Albany maybe 25 years ago. The kids now in charge didn't try to introduce any big new ideas to mess up what works. You will not find Penne Arrabiata with Hunan Hot Sauce or Chicken Marsala on Mexican Avocado Toast. You want that kinda Con (fusion) cuisine crap, go to New York City where they will be happy to take your $89.00 for a tapas size plate of just microwaved ("fresh made to order ") Eggplant Parmigiana bites made with Vintage Vermont Cheddar (made in an industrial plant in Omaha Nebraska) ,Yummy! Take a selfie quick!!

Caffe Italia is straight up consistent Italian classics plus , yes, a few dishes that grew out of the long time regular customer base and became you could say special dishes of the place over time. Which you will only find here and which are extensions of the classics. Like if you like Veal Saltimbocca , you will probably like their Veal Luciana. They have both. Really made to order . Just For You. By real humans. That actually know what they are doing because they themselves learned from the masters and have been doing it for years , and they are damn proud of it.

Does it have every Italian dish that a mega mall fake Italian place offers on a double wide photos included for the morons plastic menu ? No, it does not. Caffe Italia offers what they know they make best. Period. If you actually believe that those book size menu places make handmade while you wait authentic cooking from scratch, by all means you should eat there regularly . You won't have to be embalmed when it kills you because you will already be 3/4 preservatives and plastic.

Got a vegetarian or vegan in your dinner party? No problem. I know for sure. They get it and they can accommodate. Call in advance when you make your reservation (really pretty important) and discuss the possibilities. But even from the menu as is , there are multiple options. It is really nice that they don't get stuck with the mixed boiled vegetable platter while you tuck into the Shrimp Francese of the century. I think they have gluten free pasta available for their pasta dishes also.

Small place. Perfect for great eating and good conversation with each other. Turn that iPhony off . You are in the real world.

Everything ever eaten here has been nothing short of Exquisite. You leave satisfied, smiling and happy to be alive."

We had the honor of meeting the legendary UConn Women's Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma tonight!!  Best of luck this...
03/23/2018

We had the honor of meeting the legendary UConn Women's Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma tonight!! Best of luck this weekend. We hope you enjoyed your visit and the Linguine and White Clams!! GO UCONN!!

Celebrating St. Joseph's Day in honor of our Father and founder of Caffe Italia, Joseph Romeo. Feeling so grateful to ha...
03/19/2018

Celebrating St. Joseph's Day in honor of our Father and founder of Caffe Italia, Joseph Romeo. Feeling so grateful to have had such a loving, inspiring, talented, passionate, determined, and hard working father and role model. Your spirit will forever shine and live on in each one of us!! We love you pop!!!❤ Happy St. Joseph's Day!!

"Well shake it up baby now.....        shake it up baby"
03/15/2018

"Well shake it up baby now.....
shake it up baby"

Need a little bit of Carbonara in life!❤🇮🇹
03/13/2018

Need a little bit of Carbonara in life!❤🇮🇹

Its a comfort food kind of day!! 🇮🇹❤
03/09/2018

Its a comfort food kind of day!! 🇮🇹❤

03/08/2018

I hope this post finds you well. I am writing to you in hopes that you would interested in helping with a fundraiser that is very near and dear to my heart! Not only do I aide in the operations of Caffe Italia, but I am also a proud active parent and member of the Albany Falcon Football Family, Myers Middle School PTA, Albany High School PTA, and the Albany City Council PTA. This year I am volunteering to help coordinate the Albany City Council PTA's Founder's Day Celebration and Silent Auction which will take place on Friday, April 27th at Treviso, at the Italian American Community Center. Each year, the ACC PTA coordinates this event, with over 300 people in attendance, to honor teachers, parents and community members who continuously go above and beyond for the children of the Albany City School District and to raise funds to benefit the ACC PTA Scholarship Fund through Sponsorships and a Silent Auction. Each year the ACC PTA awards five, $1000.00 scholarships to eligible graduating seniors from each Academy of Albany High School. I would be most grateful if you would consider becoming a sponsor at the level of your choice to benefit the ACC PTA Scholarship Fund.
To become a sponsor, please choose from the available sponsorship levels below and contact me via Facebook private message or email at [email protected] no later than Friday, April 13, 2018.
Platinum $1,000: Two tickets to the event, acknowledgement the night of the event, and in the program, and signage at the event
Gold $500: Acknowledgement in the Program and Signage at the event
Silver $250: Acknowledgement in the Program and Signage at the event
Bronze $100: Acknowledgement in the Program and Signage at the event
Supporter $50: Acknowledgement in the Program
Family $25: Acknowledgement in the Program
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” –Mother Teresa

03/07/2018

We will be closed today, Wednesday, March 7th due to weather. We will resume our regular business hours on Thursday, March 8th! Please stay safe and warm!

Address

662 Central Ave
Albany, NY
12206

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
Friday 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 17:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(518) 459-8029

Services

  • Catering
  • Groups
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner

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